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Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells embedded in Atelocollagen gel to the intervertebral disc: a potential therapeutic model for disc degeneration.

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Biomaterials. 2003 Sep;24(20):3531-41 Authors: Sakai D, Mochida J, Yamamoto Y, Nomura T, Okuma M, Nishimura K, Nakai T, Ando K, Hotta T Intervertebral disc degeneration is considered to be one of the major causes of low back pain. Despite this irreversible phenomenon, attempts to decelerate disc degeneration using various techniques…

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Light-activated gene transduction of recombinant adeno-associated virus in human mesenchymal stem cells.

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Gene Ther. 2004 Jan;11(1):34-41 Authors: Ito H, Goater JJ, Tiyapatanaputi P, Rubery PT, O’Keefe RJ, Schwarz EM Deficiencies in skeletal tissue repair and regeneration lead to conditions like osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and degenerative disc disease. While no cure for these conditions is available, the use of human bone marrow derived-mesenchymal stem…

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Bone mesenchymal stem cells transplanted into rabbit intervertebral discs can increase proteoglycans.

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Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Jan;(430):219-26 Authors: Zhang YG, Guo X, Xu P, Kang LL, Li J We sought to determine whether transplanted allogeneic bone mesenchymal stem cells can survive and increase the amount of proteoglycans in intervertebral discs. We used the rabbit intervertebral disc as a model, creating three…

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New strategies for disc repair: novel preclinical trials.

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J Orthop Sci. 2005;10(1):112-8 Authors: Mochida J Degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs is a major cause of low back complaints, an irreversible occurrence with no currently available treatment. Furthermore, various surgical procedures can accelerate disc degeneration. On the other hand, recent experimental studies on disc cells have demonstrated an important…

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Regenerative effects of transplanting mesenchymal stem cells embedded in atelocollagen to the degenerated intervertebral disc.

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Biomaterials. 2006 Jan;27(3):335-45 Authors: Sakai D, Mochida J, Iwashina T, Hiyama A, Omi H, Imai M, Nakai T, Ando K, Hotta T Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, a common cause of low back pain in humans, is a relentlessly progressive phenomenon with no currently available effective treatment. In an attempt to…

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